Is it love or is it a fad?
Good for you Tina!It feels great after you push yourself doesn't it!
I'm just frustrated as I want to go out and run lol
Evening all, sounds as if you're desperate for a run, Kathy. That's a good thing as it means you're missing it rather than thanking your lucky stars that you don't have to run. This time next week, hopefully, you'll be back at it, so get well soon!
Hill runs, Tina? You'll be the fastest and fittest on this thread in no time, if you aren't already. I'd love to try the hills, but I must reign myself in or I'll do too much and injure myself.
Jae, just LOL. My 'running' speed is the same as my Husband's walking speed . Quite hilarious if we go out together!! Seriously, on a 'long' (for me) run of 4-5 miles, I run at 4mph!!!
That said, I did push myself tonight and was quite a lot faster, which is the key to improving I know.
Speed doesn't matter as much as time on your feet in the early months of running, or so I've read. I think you build endurance first and then speed later, so if you've got some endurance already from your long runs, adding some speed with the hill runs can only be a good thing. Your 4mph runs will get faster in no time, but to be honest, does it matter if they don't as long as you're enjoying it?
nope, doesn't bother me; as they say. I'm still faster than the person sitting at home.!!
I'm the same. When I'm running and some ridiculously fit and slim runner whizzes past me with ease I immediately think that I'm really slow and cumbersome, but then I remember that six weeks ago I was getting out of breath walking up a flight of stairs and generally feeling dreadful and unhealthy. The fact that I can now run for 5 miles, regardless of pace, is enough for me to want to get out there and do more. And who know? Maybe I'll be as fast and fit as that quicker runner with time. Maybe they were like me once, too.
Best of all, though, is that I now consider myself a runner.
I'm new here, I am very glad to be a member of this community, I couldn't find the right place to introduce myself so i am doing here.
good isn't it? And frankly I never thought I would see the day I called myself a runner,l which maes it even better .
So, after my training session last night, my legs are fine, and my triceps are sore! 'Go figure' as they say.
Jae, thinking about it the triceps might be c/o what I did in the gym Weds night.
Yep - definitely. For me it's always the day after the day after that's the worst.
Don't worry, Samantha. I had one of those days last Sunday, but yesterday's run was great and I felt good again - so forget tonight, enjoy your wine (I have a glass beside me now) and start fresh on Sunday.
By the way, 2.6 miles is hardly a failure. When you first started you'd have probably been delighted with that distance (I know I would have). Just goes to show how far you've come. Keep going!
Isn't wine wonderful?
I think everyone has days when nothing seems to work properly. You'll probably have your best run so far on Sunday because you'll be concerned that it might be a poor one.
I must start with the strength training too. I'm going to keep a food diary for a week starting next week to see whether I'm eating too little (though undoubtedly I'll be eating too much!).
I do love a latte. Right up there with my favourite beverages. Along with wine, of course.
Went for a run with a mate today, for the first time. Usually I run by myself, but I think my weekend run will be a two man effort from now on as time passed in the blink of an eye.
Not sure of the distance, since Runmeter on my iPhone didn't work properly (again!) but we picked a huge local park and ran around it for about an hour. There was even a little trail running, which I really enjoyed as we went off-road. Really nice running on softer ground and a beautiful morning for a run, too.
The absolute best part was that I had easily enough energy to pick up the pace for the last couple of hundred yards (worth having come the November 10k date with destiny). Feel great, but I do think I probably could have done a little more. Musn't push it, though.
Hi guys,really enjoyed reading your thread,your new found enthusiasm for running gave me a warm feeling inside as i rememberd my own first tentative footsteps,now many moons ago.My enthusiasm got the better of me and i ended up with a dose of shin splints due to adding too much mileage too soon,so beware the temptation of over doing it.
Can i also bang the drum for some basic core and uppper body strength work plus regular streching post run to keep injury free as you are all now entering distances that could easily cause you a setback.The very best of luck to you all.
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